It’s Alison’s birthday! Yowza! You go with your brainy-lady excellent just gettin’ better every rawkin-gawking year self! We love you. (I’m in the middle of 31, by the way, and it’s awesome – a good year.)
I’ve been doing a bunch of knitting and should be done with something fun this week, but can’t show it, ‘cause it’s a secret. Oh! Maybe I’ll send a completed photo to one of y’all so you can host it, hey? Wow, that’s just me living for the compliments. That’s kinda lame. But true. I hate working on it knowing no one knows what I’m doing…. The flip side of blog-land….
Wendy (winner of the KniTattoo contest) was talking today about the other evil side of blog-land: Spam. And I have to say, the only good thing I’ve found about spam is this: Their names, when they hit your email, are great. I write them down and save them to use in my fiction somewhere down the line. They look like names, but are totally unexpected – Norris Herplunk. Myra Mantle. All right, both of those have Harry Potter echoes, too. Cool.
I love collecting names, the really out-there, crazy ones. My friend has two students with the names HerMajesty and HisRoyalHighness. At work we see a lot of good ones, including two brothers named Lemonjello and Orangejello. (The emphasis on these names is on the second syllable. When said, they don’t sound like the food at all.) I won’t tell you where I heard this name, but I can swear on Digit’s wee nose that this is a true name, one she deals with on a daily basis and married into. Are you ready?
Can you IMAGINE? Introducing herself at a party. “Hi, I’m Fonda Cox.”
Kills me. Just slays me. Truly Boring (also verifiable and married into) used to be my favorite, but nothing beats a woman Fonda Cox.
Oh, now I’m REALLY in for some spam.
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